Siouxland organization celebrates World Down Syndrome Day
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -
As part of World Down Syndrome Day, a Sioux City organization is celebrating with hopes of raising awareness.
Gigi's Playhouse provides support to families who have children with Down Syndrome.
It's a highly interactive environment that provides physical therapy and social interaction, as well as tutoring.
Thursday night's open house showcased the support system available for these families in Siouxland.
"When you have a child with Down Syndrome, it's just really important to just get the word out. That, even though they have Down Syndrome, and yes they have a disability, they're just like anybody else." said Jenny Crank of Le Mars, IA.
"It's a great way to spread Down Syndrome awareness, so that the community knows more about it. And it just becomes a big part of Sioux City," added Emily Schultz of Dakota Dunes, SD.
Gigi's Playhouse also serves expectant parents.
After just four years in Sioux City, the group is in the process of expanding its facility in the Indian Hills Shopping Center.
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